Liverpool must pay ‘club-record fee’ for midfielder after Man Utd ‘join race’; Klopp ‘green lights’ exit

Lewis Oldham
Liverpool target Nunes

Liverpool and Manchester United have reportedly been told that they will have to pay a ‘club-record fee’ to sign Matheus Nunes from Wolves.

Nunes is one of the midfielders Liverpool are looking at ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

The Reds were initially linked with him last year before he joined Wolves but he ended up signing for the Premier League side from Sporting Lisbon for around £38m.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been keeping their eyes on Nunes this season and he has shone for Julen Lopetegui’s side. He has played 32 times across all competitions.

Liverpool have recently dropped out of the race to sign Jude Bellingham as they decided that they will instead use their funds to recruit several players.

At least two midfielders are expected to join Liverpool this summer, with them also being linked with Chelsea and England star Mason Mount.

Football Insider are now reporting that ‘Wolves are preparing to land a club-record fee for midfielder Nunes this summer after Man Utd joined Liverpool in the race for his signature’.

Wolves are ‘hopeful of a bidding war’ for the 24-year-old who is expected to be ‘in high demand’ this summer.

The report notes Newcastle United and Barcelona are also interested in Nunes and ‘a fee of £50million would represent a new club record for Wolves’.

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A separate report from Football Insider claims Liverpool ‘will allow Fabio Carvalho to leave this summer’.

The 20-year-old has only started four Premier League games this campaign so Liverpool have decided to ‘green light’ his departure.

The Reds ‘would prefer’ to send the midfielder out on loan but they are ‘open to allowing a permanent transfer’ away from Anfield.

Carvalho was highly rated during his time as a youngster for Fulham but he has been unable to establish himself as a regular under Jurgen Klopp.

The Portugal U21 international penned a contract until 2027 when he joined Liverpool. He is clearly a player with immense potential so the Premier League club would be wise to ensure his exit this summer is a simple loan so they can reassess him after he gains experience elsewhere.

Fabrizio Romano backs up this report as he has been told by his sources that Carvalho “is leaving”.

“I see Liverpool going for two or three midfielders because Naby Keita is out, Oxlade-Chamberlain is out and James Milner needs to decide on his future,” Romano said via his Here We Go podcast.

“Will they also go for one more striker or another type of player in one of those positions? Fabio Carvalho I am told is also leaving. We have to see what solution they will find but he is young and he is never playing so it is important to clarify these things.”

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